Saturday, December 19, 2009

Science Cutter Giveaway: Winners & Mouse Round #2


Wow! I've been gone all day, but I'm finally back and able to post and pick the winners for the science cookie cutter giveaway.

I had been tied up by the construction of a christmas present that required "some assembly" for most of the day. The gift ended up taking my husband, brother-in-laws and I over three hours to assemble. In my humble opinion, 'some assembly required' is a bit of an understatement when four able bodied people can't complete something in under 3 hours.

So these cookie cutters! I have to say I am very surprised about how many people were actually interested in this giveaway. I expected maybe 50, not over 200. I'm really digging the nerd cookie love here, folks.

So this is how we're going to do it. I'm going to give away both the mouse and the Drosophila. Since roughly 1/250 odds are terrible and I really want to give away cutters to as many of you awesome folks as possible. So I'm making two lists, one for folks interested in the fruit fly and another for the mouse. If you didn't state a preference, I flipped a coin to choose for you. I then used a random integer generator to pick a cell on my spread sheet from each column to select the winners.

So, without further ado, lets do this:

unexpectedthings won the Drosophila
"Drosophila!! My twin sister studies these little guys and is always sending me emails about her triumphs of changing their eye color or curling their wings using mad scientist techniques. I'd love to put her to work making delicious fly cookies to out-geek the rest of the family."

Colleen won the mouse cutter
"Oh, my students would LOVE to bite into these cookies! We're not supposed to have parties in our classrooms, but this would be "science"-related, so it would have to be OK, wouldn't it? ; ) I like the mouse the best!"

I don't see emails in your profiles, so if you would please email me your mailing addresses (my email is listed on the left in my blogger profile) and then post a reply in this thread saying you've done so (so I know it is you). I'll carefully package up the little cutters and send them on their way.

For everyone else: I know some folks asked me to post a link to where you could find these cutters should they not be picked. Well I searched around trying to find these cutters and was not able to locate the mouse. I did however find the Drosophila (for $1!). Though, Sur la Table has missidentified it as a bee, but I will forgive them since I figure their staff lacks a trained cookie entomologist to properly identify their cutters. Anyway, here is the link: Drosophila Cutter.

As for you folks eager for a mouse cutter just like mine, I'm sorry I cannot find the exact one online: I did stumble across Mouse #1 and Mouse #2 cookie cutters on amazon. They are not quite as cute as mine though, which is why I went out and bought 5 more mice today. I'm going to give these away as well.

(Edit: Ronnie found the mice online: LINK. Jacqueline also found them here: LINK. Bea found it here as well: LINK)

So... if you're interested in a second round of mouse cookie cutter giveaways, go ahead and post a comment below and I'll pick 5 winners next Saturday.

64 comments:

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  2. Oooh a second chance at one of those adorable mouse cookie cutter? I am IN!

    I may not be a researcher but in my college years the experiment that I most vividly recall reading about had to do with teaching chimpanzees how to free base. I don't suppose there is a cookie cutter for that? Lol

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  3. Ooh, I'd love to get the mouse cookie cutter. I'm a scientist married to a scientist with friends who are mostly scientists - they would truly grok these cookies :-) Hubby already wants me to make him the gel electorphoresis cookies for his birthday. Mice would be a plus! TFS!

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  4. this has to be the cutest thing ever!!!

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  5. So cute! I'd love to enter round 2 of the mouse giveaway. :)

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  6. You can find the mouse cookie cutter here : http://www.fancyflours.com/site/1600-FX-MS-1.html

    At least, I think that's the same one. If I don't win one, I will probably buy this one :)

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  7. Ronnie! That is them! Thank you for linking that url (I'll update my post with it).

    I'll still do the giveaway of course, but I am so glad there is a place that others can go to find this cute cutter.

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  8. Me me me! Rodent neuroscience love!

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  9. I also found a mouse cookie cutter that looks like your cute ones on this site: http://www.cookiecuttersonline.com/?mouse_cookie_cutter

    (The website that the reader Ronnie found looks to be out of stock. No out-of-stock warnings on this site!)

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  10. Cngratulations to the lucky winners...!!!! I also found the mouse, here at Karens Cookies http://www.karenscookies.net/Mouse-Cookie-Cutter_p_1213.html

    Thank you again!!!


    B

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  11. Wow, apparently my mouse cookie cutter search engine-fu is weak.

    Really weak.

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  12. I am going to write a food poem about the mouse cutters, since they are worthy of recognition!

    Congrats to the winners!

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  13. I definitely want a second chance for the awesome mouse!

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  14. I am amazed at your creations. My office mate and I enjoy checking out the goodies. I came across your site by going to next blog and I am glad I found it.
    A mouse cutter would be fun. I could make some special treats for my cats. :>) I have been looking for a flamingo cutter to make cookies for my friend.
    Thanks again for taking the time to post and share your creations. It has inspired me to think about trying to work with fondant sometime.
    Best wishes for the holidays.

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  15. Oh, Pleae pick me! Our last name is Maus, pronounced (Mouse) and I know my 3 year old twins would love these. Happy Holidays.

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  16. I'd love to have one! I'm not a scientist, but I *am* an engineer, and so is my sister. She did her master's thesis using research from lab rats, and I think she'd love to have a mouse cookie cutter!

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  17. Round 2!! I wanted the mouse anyway, so this works out. :)

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  18. Oh, those mice are so cute! I used to work in a lab that studied mouse development. I'm afraid I wasn't cut out for such work and had to move into a bacterial lab. The mice were just too cute - I wanted to take them home as pets rather than use them for research!

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  19. Yay! another go :)
    I shall put this up for the mouse cutter again !

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  20. Do we want you to give away more stuff? Of course we do!

    How about a science cookie design recipe contest for January? We could design the cookies,make them, email you a picture and/or post them on our blogs

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  21. Yeah another shot at the mouse cookie cutter! I'm in! I'm making your petri-dish cookies today for my lab's potluck tomorrow. Hope they come out as nicely as yours!

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  22. I love your posts and pictures. Here is a fun last-minute decorating idea for Christmas.

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  23. I would love a second chance at winning the mouse cookie cutter. Hopefully, I'll be able to make these cookies for my neuroscientist sister this time around.

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  24. ooh, how awesome! thanks for the links, i'll have to check them out... and keep my fingers crossed for this second chance :)

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  25. I would love to re-enter! I'm in grad school for biological anthropology and my roommate works with mouse spleens to study B cell differentiation. Our friends would get a kick out of these cookies!

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  26. Competition on www.happinessitsjustahabit.com

    :)

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  27. Hey, I found the bee^h^h^h Drosophila cutters on Amazon, too... 90 and 95 cents! Too late for Xmas delivery, though.

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  28. ooohhhhh...I'd love a cute mouse cookie cutter!!

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  29. Found the Drosophila cutter at my local cake store, and they also called it a "bee" cookie cutter. Went to one of the links listed above for the mouse cutter and they had them on sale for $1.09. Ordered one, can't wait to make them for my students. For Christmas I am in charge of dessert for the kids, so making your binary and brain cupcakes. Should be a big hit!

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  30. Please add me to your list for a mouse cookie cutter! Thanks!

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  31. Another chance to win!? Count me in!

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  32. yay another chance?! unheard of! i recently switched from studying medicine in college, but i still love biology! count me in =)

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  33. wow! cool :]
    The mouse is still unbelievably adorable

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  34. I've been a lurker, but now it is time to post ^_^ I'd love a mousey cookie cutter to make delicious mousey cookies. Thanks for the opportunity! I actually came on again today to find your potato bread recipe... going to give it a try.

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  35. I'd love some mice cookie cutters! The sad thing about living in France is that people just don't know about cookies. Some bakeries try to do cookies, but they're just not right. If I had mice, I could make some nice rolled cookies and treat the whole lab (even the most miserably failed batch of oatmeal-raisin is a big hit with them - I will try and show everyone what real iced cookies are all about).

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  36. Whoa, a second round!? Count me in! Those mouseys are soooo cute!

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  37. Cool! Another round! Always interested in a new cookie cutter. :)

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  38. I would love to enter round 2 of the mouse cookie cutter giveaway! I mean I work with lab mice, it's perfect :-) I'm so glad I found this blog!

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  40. I would love to enter again! The mouse is definitely the cutest one I've seen. Thanks!

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  41. I would love to enter this! That mouse cutter is fabulous. And thank god for Tastespotting, or I would have never found this gosh dang amazing blog!

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  43. My students would be so excited if I made them little mouse cookies! Especially with the issues we've had with actual little furry goblins in the past.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  44. I'm throwing my hat in the ring for Round 2. I'm in awe of your work - and said so on my blog. (And if I win, I'm going to try to make transgenic GFP cookie mice!)

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  45. Omigoodness please enter me in mouse cutout contest #2!
    I am definitely a bio nerd, and have interned in labs working with both drosophila and mice!
    :D

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  46. How can I compete with transgenic GFP cookie mice??? I have no idea, but I'm going to try. I want to bring one of my neighboring PI's some mouse cookies for our lab holiday party!

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  47. The mouse is so cute that I have to try again!

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  48. The mice are so cute! I'd love to make mouse cookies for the family just to see what they'd do.

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  49. I found the mouse (a very tiny version) at Broadway Panhandler in NYC in the village, FYI

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  50. Trying again :) Yay for mice and their furry ears and paws!

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  51. I'll jump in on that action!

    I'm an embryologist (another cookie idea?) and use mice as a model organism.
    Our lab are nuts for your mouse cookies!

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  52. Oh boy, more chances at a cute mouse cookie cutter! I hope I win!

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  53. I was going to make cookies for my lab for the holiday season.. mice-shaped cookies would be so perfect! Thanks for doing this!

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  54. I just finished a big mouse aortic banding experiment at work. (We moved the last day up so we wouldn't be finishing on Christmas Eve!). Western blotting and RT-PCR await us on the fourth of the new year, but mouse cookies might make the work go more smoothly.

    A comment on your drosophila cookies: wouldn't they be a good cookie to use pepparkakor dough with? It'd be a lovely medium brown background.

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  55. I run the undergraduate research office at my university, and my students are completely in love with your science cookies, which I made for our holiday open house. You are a goddess, and I would love a cookie cutter. :)

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  56. aaww they look delightful !

    Have a very Merry Christmas !

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  57. I don't work with mice myself, but I'd love to make lab mouse cookies for my friends who do!

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  58. I love this blog! I hope I get to be one of the mouse cookie cutter winners =)

    ps - starving bioengineering college student who spends her money on cookie baking ingredients =P

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  59. Closing the giveaway.

    I'll post the winners after the party on Sunday or on Monday, depending on how much stamina I have left.

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  60. edusinberre here (not sure what name will display due to login trouble). It took me forever, but I finally stumbled on the winner announcement and sent an address . . . hope I'm not too late. Either way, it was an awesome foray into science cookies!

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